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ncphotoman

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Z3100 Gloss Enhancer
« on: April 10, 2022, 05:51:23 pm »

Is there anyway to print on the HP Z3100 and not use the gloss enhancer?  I hate to buy another cartridge but never use this enhancer and wish I could just bypass it all together.  It has expired and keeping the printer from printing.  Thanks
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Re: Z3100 Gloss Enhancer
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2022, 07:35:50 am »

Is there anyway to print on the HP Z3100 and not use the gloss enhancer?  I hate to buy another cartridge but never use this enhancer and wish I could just bypass it all together.  It has expired and keeping the printer from printing.  Thanks
some of my inks are expired, but never prevented The Z from printing...
Just get a warning message...
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Re: Z3100 Gloss Enhancer
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2022, 05:40:46 pm »

I am getting a message now that says "Ink Cartridge Faulty".  It went from 41ml to 1ml in an instant.  Not sure what is going on but just hate to put money into a cartridge I do not use.  Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Z3100 Gloss Enhancer
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2022, 07:58:08 pm »

it is the cheapest 'ink'

Put one in ( second hand?/ half empty)  and you can do another 10 years...
There are always things that are useless but wast some money in a machine, but less obvious as this  one...
good luck...
you are to far away for me or i could send you some

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Re: Z3100 Gloss Enhancer
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2022, 08:50:44 am »

Is there anyway to print on the HP Z3100 and not use the gloss enhancer?  I hate to buy another cartridge but never use this enhancer and wish I could just bypass it all together.  It has expired and keeping the printer from printing.  Thanks

8 of my inks are expired and all I have to do to bypass is hit ok several times. You have the enhancer off in print settings?
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Re: Z3100 Gloss Enhancer
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2022, 04:28:29 pm »

Replace your Gloss Enhancer cart with the cheapest genuine HP C9459A on eBay. Expiration dates mean nothing for these inks.  This may or may not be applicable to the Z1200: in my Z3200 there's a submenu option to turn off that ink channel, although your paper profile will bypass that and turn it on anyway if it's a glossy finish.  Since I started only using matte finish I haven't run out of Gloss Enhancer, and I print several miles of 24" roll stock annually.
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Re: Z3100 Gloss Enhancer
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2022, 04:53:21 pm »

Thanks everyone for the input and offers to assist. 
I do have it off.  I think somehow the chip in this cartridge has gotten corrupted since it now says "faulty".  Looks like my only recourse is to buy another.  It is only $75 but nonetheless frustrating.
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Re: Z3100 Gloss Enhancer
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2022, 01:00:59 pm »

The GE has a tendency to gel if not used for long periods of time. Not only in the cartridge but also the ink supply tubes. I'd say print once and a while with GE on whole print to keep it usable.
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